Sunday, December 29, 2013

For Weight Loss, Exercise Intensity Matters More Than Duration

One of the main reasons people give for not exercising is that they dont have time," said Arnt Erik Tjonna, a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, who led the study. Similar studies have produced the same results. While these short bouts of vigorous exercise may sound easy, they're not. And that's the point: When you go hard during these short workouts, it's difficult to extend go beyond a few minutes at a time because you're drained from the all-out effort.

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Boosts brainpower, productivity: Hitting the gym doesnt just strengthen your muscles, it can also strengthen your brain. Study after study has linked regular exercise to everything from better grades in school to a stronger memory. Other studies have shown that working out can help improve concentration, boost creativity and help with your productivity in the office. Seniors can especially see benefits in regular exercise, because it keeps your mental capacity in shape and aids in lowering the risk of dementia. Improves skin: Working out can actually help you look younger.

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Between Christmas hams (or, for families like my own, gigantic Chinese dinners ) and the rich hor doeuvres and copious booze of New Years Evenot to mention the fact that travel plans, trips to the mall, and the frigid weather in much of the country make it hard to get to the gymmany people are not going to be happy the first time they step on a scale in 2014. A new study from researcher at the University of Bath, though, provides a strong argument for doing whatever you can to exercise this weekeven if things are a lost cause from a weight-gain perspective. The reuslts of the study, published in a paper entitled Exercise counteracts the effects of short-term overfeeding and reduced physical activity independent of energy imbalance in healthy young men which was published in the December 15th issue of The Journal of Physiology, suggests that when we talk about weight gain, we should pay attention to more than just the calories in/calories out formula that tends to dominate the discussion. Even if you know youre going to gain a couple of pounds this week, there may be healthy and unhealthy ways to do soand exercise could be the key to mitigating the damage.

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